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♪ >> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i am thomas drayden. let's get you caught up on the top stories this afternoon. commonstrations and bombings in egypt marking one year since mohamed morsi was ousted as president. president obama prepares a big push for immigration legislation as foreign born mirrors of the military become u.s. citizens. we will talk to one of the youngest members of the u.s.
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sa soccer team just back from brazil. ♪. >> good to have you with us. we see begin with clashes in jerusalem following the funeral of a teenager reportedly killed after a revenge attack. >> security forces and palestinian protesters battle on the streets. 16-year-old mohammed ab abu khadair's body was found after he was taken near his home. palestinians believe the murder was retaliation for the killing of three israeli teenagers whose bodies were found in the west bank after a two-week search. this was third day of clashes since the boy was killed. at the protest over the death of a teenager. this report:
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>> the israeli authorities handed mohammed chadair's body to his family on friday. thousands joined the funeral procession in the boy's neighborhood. people came here from all over jerusalem. when his body was found, it was charred. his distraught mother tells us she was refused. >> how am i supposed to see him if his body is burned? i don't want to remember him like this. no mother would accept this. would the killers' mothers accept seeing their songs burned like mine was? mohammed's parents wanted today keep with islamic tradition and bury hit right away. although the israeli found his body, they did not release it to his family until friday. >> the body was burned beyond recognition. his parents could not have possibly identified him directly. the only way to identify him was through dna samples taken from
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the martyr's parents. >> scuffled between protestors and please are continuing. the palestinians saying he was kidnapped and murdered in revenge attack after three settleders were found dead in the occupied west bank. on the first friday of the month of ramadan, forces with were deployed in jerusalem. they opposed restrictions of who gets to pray. all of this in anticipation of mohammed abu khadair's funeral. >> they bury their loved ones. they say the pain of losing a son so young will never go away but punishing the perpetrators may bring some relief. the scene wasn't the only seen of unrest. supporters of hamas rallied in
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the gaza strip. joining us live from jerusalem. tensions are rising in the streets thomas, i think there is two fronts basically that israel is dealing with now. if we can quickly talk about both separately because they are separate. one in the south n gaza. it seems like an escalation already. hamas, other fighting groups have been firing quite a few rockets in to israel, om 80 or 90 in the last few weeks according to the israeli army. until return, the israeli military has fired from the sky and from sea hitting dozens and dozens of militant targets in gaza over the last week or so. what israel says is, we don't want to escalate. if the rockets stop, we will move trips we recently moved to the border back off of that border. so what's happening in east jerusalem, separate, is that tensions really are increasing. it's not just about the murder
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and abductor of israeli teenagers and this palestinian teenager. it feels, thomas, these days that the two sides have fundamental differences and that the differences are growing. >> what would calm the tensions? >> two separate stories but it's imports to ask that question because a lot of people want the tensions to decrease including hamas and israel in gaza. both sides now are saying, look. we are trying to figure out how to calm the tensions. they worked through intermediaries. these sides talk. hamas is saying we are trying to figure out whether we can stop the rockets, which are not all fired by hamas and israel is saying as long as the rockets don't fall in cities, we can live with this to a certain extent t in jerusalem, it matters, i think, as to what the police find here if the israeli
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police say they are willing to prosecute the killers if they turn out to be jewish and israeli settlers, as the palestinian settlers, that will prove that the israeli police are taking this seriously and trying to quell it. >> nick, thank you. today, iraq's prime minister, malays said he will not abandoned his bid for a third term in. iraq is trying to keep the kurdish region aligned with bag daing. john kerry met the chief of staff masoud rizani. it is worrying arabs living in kirkuk. >> those travel from erbil to kirkuk have to cross this checkpoint guarded by the kashmerga and the iraqi police. there are two authorities. it has been this way for years. the balance of power seems to be
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shifting. >> you always needed an iraqi visa to enter kirkuk outside the region governed by the curs in northern iraq. the iraq police at this checkpoint didn't want to let us through but we managed to enter kirkuk. the kurds have the final say here. >> this oil-rich province has long been disputed territory claimed by baghdad and the kurdish government. now, the curbs no longer feel obliged to answer to a government weakened by the sunni rebel yon. there is obviopposition not jus from the shia-led government. suddenly arabs say they won't accept a divided country. >> we want the government in baghdad to leave power. state institutions should be preserved. the kurds don't have the right to the decide our fate. >> kirkuk has new borders. it's arab districts are in the hands of sunni armed groups
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after the pushed the iraqi army out. kurdish kash mechlt erga forces, their political leadership has made clear they have no intention of leading. >> this has angered the arab members of kirkuk's proven cial council. they may not support his government but they say they don't want a divided iraq. >> the pesh manager ga, this shouldn't mean anything has changed. >> but a lot has. the government has loftin flew he knew here and the arab districts of this prove incident are now on the other side of a new dividing line. the president of the kurdistan government may have been right when he said there is a in thne reality on the ground. al jazeera, kirkuk. the capitol is now react to go kurdstan's separation bid. our correspondant, imran khan
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has the latest from there. >> there has been a lot of angry reaction from baghdad, from across the political spectrum about those kurdish plans. a lot of people here are saying because they are taking advantage of iraq's current crisis that now is not the time to take a look at index in any way, shape, or means that iraq must remain united in the face of the threat from the islamic state. the other people are concerned about exactly what borders the new independent kurdistan would have. wolt it take over kirkuk? what about mossul, which is currently under control of the islamic state and other sunni rebelsul, which is currently under control of the islamic state and other sunni rebe rebels? is it worth having a kurdish state with the islamic state on the other side of your borders and finally, there has been huge criticism from some quarters, particularly religious quarters, saying that this is an islamic state fueled problem that we are having, that they want to redraw
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the borders of the middle east and what the kurds are doing is, in effect, by calling for this referendum, is helping them to do exactly that. >> imran khan, we want to point out the kurds and their future will be our topic at 8:00 p.m. eastern. we invite you to join us for a deep are look tomorrow night as part of our 8:00 p.m. newscast right here on al jazeera america. turning our attention now to syria, there are reports the islamic state has captured another oil field. it's their second takeover of an eastern oil site in just two saidz days. yesterday, amateur video purported to show islamic state fighters taking syria's largest oil field. they seized the al omar field. >> it has been one year and one day sys mohamed morsi was ousted as egypt's president. today, in cairo and elsewhere, the anniversary was marked by antiarrive troop protests in a
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security crackdown. it's proving to be a deadly combinations. erica wood has the story. >> reporter: the aftermath of a bomb blast on a train in alexandria. the homemade device exploded, leaving several passengers injured. there have been bomb attacks on police and military sites since the overthrow of former president morsi but the targeting of civilians is rare. elsewhere in the country, on thursday, there were more bomb blasts and protests as angry e jiingsz marked a year since the military coup. the interior ministry says 200 people were arrested. in geza, protesters fought with security forces and police fired tear gas to disperse the crowd. but supporters of mohammed more see were defined and cotted could tall for him to be reinstated as president. on the 3rd of july last year, he was deposed by former military chief al del he will sisi.
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he job descriptions remain divided? >> we haven't seen any change in the past 35 years. neither will we see any change in the next one 00 years. >> egypt needs a military man to fix things. it won't do having a normal person rule the country. >> in the year since sisi's coup, human rights agencies have expressed alarm about what they describe as a deteriorating humanitarian situation. >> al jazeera spoke to a woman in the capitol who did not want to be identified. she says she was sexually assaulted by police three months ago. although al jazeera cannot independently verify her allegations, she has taken her case to the authorities in cairo officials there will would not comments. >> >> translator: the police officer hit me and he raped me even when he was getting up, he was making fun of me, telling me that i wasn't a virgin, calling me all kinds of names. i am devastated.
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>> after morsi was deposed, the supporters set up protest camps and promise today stay for as long as it took for their leader to be reinstated. security forces stormed those camps and human rights organizations say hundreds of people were killed. the muslim brotherhood was banned. leaders were put in jail. some now face death sentences. some egyptians, sisi is seen as savior n june, he was elected president. the former military chief has rejected calls for from the muslim brotherhood and his government's clamp down on dissent has raised concern from the international community. >> intention fighting in eastern crain today, nine government soldiers were killed in clashes with pro-russian militias. ukraine accused russia of cross border attacks. a new ceasefire agreement isf, to replace the one that expired
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tuesday. >> tensions are rising over what to do with the flood of i am grant families coming to the u.s. from central america. at least one person was arrested today at an immigration protest in murietta, california, the same town that blocked a bus of undocumented immigrants earlier this week. as erica pitzyi protesters are prepared to block more buses that come into town. >> with signs in hand and folding chairs on the streets, some residents in murietta, california, are preparing to spend the holiday blocking more buses of undowd immigrants headed their way just as they did earlier this week. >> this is an invasion. why is the national guard not out there stopping them from coming in? >> reporter: from residents after small california town to the governor of the big state of texas calling for military muscle. >> it mil tarizes the border and i don't know whether we have asked or that is an answer to children. >> the homeland security heard
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testimony on the same day border control got another group of immigrant families trying to illegally cross the texas mexico border. >> allowing them to remain here will only encourage the next group of individuals to undertake this very, very dangerous and life-threatening journey. >> massive deportation policy for children and a mandatory detaining for children is not a humane thing to do. >> with texas boarder facilities overwhelmed, governor rick perry says he is spending more than a million dollars a week to handle the flood of my grant children arriving every day. he blames the president for not tackling the issue sooner. >> had we addressed this diplomatically, had we addressed in el salvador and honduras and guatemala and in mexico as well as on the border with the securitization of this border, we would most likely not be here
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today. >> critics are also calling out the administration for a confusing immigration policy. just as a new ad campaign in central america is set to start airing monday warning parents against sending kids across the border alone. >> we have been transparent about how the law will be applied in these cases. and it seems to me that those who might be complaining about the president's actions are, you know, are more interested in landing political blows than they are in trying to solve this problem. >> eric a pitzi, al jazeera. >>. >>pom addressed the immigration crisis at the whitehouse. he helped foreign born service members becomenalized citizens to celebrate index day. he said welcoming immigrants is central to our way of life and that the immigration system needs to be changed. >> we want to keep attracting the best and the brightest from beyond our shores, we are going to have to fix our immigration system, which is broken and pass common sense immigration reform. we shouldn't be making it harder
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for the best and brightest to come here and create jobs here and grow our economy here we should make it easier. >> one of the service members sworn in today as part of the marine corp, he talked to al jazeera about his journey to the u.s. and what it means to become an american citizens. >> my name is oscar gonzales. i am a marine with the united states, the country that just about everybody around the world dreams of being in. i was born in guatemala. when i came, i was 16 years old. yes quite fit in right away. but as time went on, just started to see how the american life was like. i always looked up to servicemen and women at a young age.
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the marine corps changed me. yes, it has. it has brought a lot of discipline. it has made me a better man. after i leave the white house from the national ceremony, just i am going to pinch myself to see if it's happening for real. i am never going to forget who i am or where i came from. it's just destiny. it's just life. and impart of this. and impart of this nation, and i am -- i am going to do the best i can out of it. let's talk now about hundred arthur heading up the east coast after slamming into north ca caroli carolina's outer banks leaving tennessee of thousands without power. it is a category 1 storm. it was downgraded after coming ashore overnight as a hundred two hundred. arthur, strong packing winds of more than 100 miles an hour. it flooded roads and set off
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reported tornados. our meteorologist, rebecca stevenson joining us now. it started as a very slow-moving system. >> it was going about 14 miles an hour. and it was just last night, around the same time, we were watching it right near the outer banks and you are right. it has gone twice the amount of speed when it comes to speeding its move. moving to the north/northeast, arthur is now tracking up right alongside almost right alongside long island but long island is getting some of the heaviest rain of the night. this storm system will continue to track up causing the biggest problems when it comes to rainfall of 4 to 6 inches on the massachusetts coast, from nantucket to cape cod. we have intention rainfall for you. let's talk records because last night, as the storm was approaching, we had north carolina first hit rain records for wilmington that were last set in the year 1874. impressive. rain came down on three and
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three-quarters of an inch. the whole time the rain was pouring in wilmington, the heat cod to rise in hatteras. >> that's where we set our record temperature at 93. forecast will continue its way up through the northeast. in fact, in nova scotia, we are going to get a significant amount of rainfall overnight through saturday. some spots well over four inches of rain. >> that's primarily along the coast and a little bit inland. even the coast of maine has some big concerns there because of rainfall. you can see the speed of this storm just moving so fast from the carolinas, outer banks all the way across maryland, delaware, getting rainfall from this jersey starting to dry out now but winingdz are a problem on the coastline, they are strong as you get over the water. over the water is where the marine advisors are. we have getting gusts up to 35 miles an hour for washington, d.c. and philadelphia as the storm was moving by. raven totals almost two inches for new york. this has been so much rainfall
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so fast that tonight, we are going to probably see a lot of flash flood warnings continue. >> as it heads northeast, is not necessarily slowing down? it's a massive system? >> big enough to keep us rainy and gusty in the inland areas but beautiful weather now for north ca north carolina. >> heed the warnings up north. >> yes. >> rebecca stevenson action thank you. coming up on "al jazeera america," for years, detroit has struggled to maintain the massive belle aisle. it comes with a lot of controversy.
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welcome back. thousands of yellow school buses are being recalled. georgia-based bluebird some of its buses are at risk of developing a steering problem. it's recalling more than 2500 models built since 2011. bluebird is recalling 400 vision buses. it says those may be prone to proceed pain leaks. the company says there have been no reports of injuries or does caused by these defects.
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it is known as the detroit equivalent of new york central park park. belle aisle -- isle, the state of michigan is trying to bring it back to life but not without some pushbackisle -- isle, the f michigan is trying to bring it back to life but not without some pushback. >> chances are if you are from detroit, you have a story about belle isle. >> enjoy the peacefulness, nature. >> it is a place where memories are made. it's where the her roningz had their first date 40 years ago. with five miles of scenic coastline, belle isle was the largest city-owned park in the united states. for years, the bankruptcy city of new york has struggled to maintain it leaving parts of this 982-acre island to decay. many were afraid to come here. >> the challenge and the excitement is to bring back the things that were here.
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>> ron olson calls it the reawakening of belle isle. the state of michigan took ownership under a 30 year lease agreement. over the next three years, the state promises to restore and maintain some of the main atractions. the take over is expected to save the cash strapped city up to $6 million a year. olson believes saving belle isle is an integral part of the comeback story. >> you can mark progress. you can say this is a visible change. look what's happened since february 10th. >> there is more than as stetic changes happening here as a state park, visitors will be required to pay for an $11 yearly pass and many feel there is an even greater price some detroiters will have to pay. >> black people in particular. i mean they are very adamant about it. they see this as somebody taking something away again and that they don't want to be intimidated when they come out here. >> intimidated, ron scott says
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by the constant presence of state police. since the state took over in february, police have made more than 800 traffic stops from speeding tickets to felony arizona. >> we want the police to be -- the police to be a presence but not anomni presence. >> olson admits the department of natural resources is still working outweighs it can make the island safe and welcoming. >> i keep saying our challenge is to try to find the balance. >> therrons are ready for a change. >> you call it a diamond in the rough. >> yeah. >> once it gets back to where it's going to be the die monday in the open, to get these rough edges, clean it back up, it's going to be something. it's going to be an international destiny, i believe. >> they hope it will become a welcoming plates for all detroiters. tonya moseley, al jazeera, detroit. >> coming up one year since mohamed morsi was ousted as egypt's president and the country may be poised for yet another uprising.
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a new practice of fracking using acid is causing an uproar in florida's everglades. back in the '50s.
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at least two people have died in protests marking the one-year anniversary of egyptian president mohamed morsi's removal. supporters of morsi and the now-banned muslim brotherhood staged rallies today. he was the first democratically elected president after the so-called arab spring. the new government is accused on cracking down on public dissent. from cambridge, massachusetts, it is jim walsh, an expert in international security and the research association at the massachusetts institute of technology security studies program. good to see you as always. >> good to see you.
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happyforth. >> happy fourth to you. a year has passed since president mohamed morsi was ousted from offi. the violence and uncertainty continue. was egypt ready for the arab spring? >> well, yes. you know, they have had military rule since 1952, since the revolution. so, many, many decades of authoritarian rule, something had to happen at some point. bur i would say they were not fully prepared. there were some aspects of democracy egyptians are terrific at. peaceful protests. voting, they have done a great job with voting. what they have done a terrible job of on both sides is power sharing. one side wins and election and wants to get rid of all of the other side and declare that they are i will legitimate. democracies cannot work without power sharing. >> you have a in that government under sisi who has vowed to crack down on rebel yon.
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are we poised foanother uprising? >> it's a possibility. i was in cairo not a long ago. my hunch is that portioni has a lot of support. the muslim brotherhood has a lot of support. so, it's not as if its lopsided in favor of el siss. i. i think he has support and i think e jisz are probably tired after three state years of protests. my own guess, thomas, is, unfortunately, we are going to go back to the battle that is under mubarak where people, they are not out on the streets as much but the group that opposes government will turn to violence. so we will have the muzlin brotherhood executing terrorist attacks and security forcessponding with repress and you get the terrible cycle. >> i want to talk about moving forward. amnesty international has shown a cod lack of human rights in the country. in some cases, it's actually getting worse. is there any way that egypt can reverse course at this point? >> i think the answer is, yes, but i wouldn't bet the house on
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it. you know, i think things are worse. you look at the mass death penalty orders. it's up to sisi, the general. he has all of the power. if he wants, he can write a new constitution that's more democratic. he can reach out to his opposition and include them. he can move, you know, take this year or two and use it as transition time to build democracy and resort to holding on to the privileges of power. i hope it's the former. you suspect it's the latter. >> while he is deciding what dor, is it time for the global community, especially the west to step in? >> yes and no. i think the u.s. has vital interests at stake in egypt with the relationship, the opening of the sues canal, the piece treaty and others. z canal, the piece y
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and others. it hasn't broken or embraced change. we have some leverage. we don't have a tremendous amount of leverage. military aid is our main tool here i don't know how much we can change on the ground. certainly the europeans are accept. we are upset. others in the region like the saudis even as we protest, they support them. >> there is a lot in the mix. let's fast forward perhaps another year or two from now. what do you think the egypt of 2015, 2016 will look like if it continues down this road? >> thomas, i think it's going to look like what we have today which is -- may have a little more stability. the economy may pick up a little as fewerists feel safer about coming back to visit. but we will have the same situation where we have large segment of the population excluded politically, some turning to violence and then a military reaction to that violence. so, i see more of the same, unfortunately. >> remains to be seen. jim walsh, an experiod in
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international security joining us via skype good to see you. joseph kony's hold on power is slowly disappearing. a number of fighters from the lord's riz estance army ahave abandoned their leader. the army has chased kony into is the september tral african repuckblic. our malcolm webb has this story. >> in a remote base, this helicopter touches down. on board are three fighters from the rebel lords resistance army who have just surrendered. lieutenant sam gave themselves up after a fire fight with ugandan soldiers but now they have been brought to the base, it's smiles and handshakes. he was abducted when he was 12 years old. he says he rose through the rarningz and committed many atrocities. >> the things i did make my heart bleed. i was abducted when i was young and i was taught to do bad
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things. om later, i realized what i did was very bad. now, it makes me cry and my heart bleeds because of that. >> the lra became notorious for mutilating and abducting people since the rebel yon began in the 1980s. the group surrendered with these women who had been forced to become officer's wives. there were u.s. special forces here to help the ugandans. the lra's leader, joseph kony, wanted by the international criminal court is still at large. >> we have more defenses than those that we kill on the front lines. it shows the capacity that the lra have been degraded. they can no longer put up a fight and those who have the opportunity to escape from being victims of joseph kony take advantage of this. >> life in the bush is tough. the group survived with these few items. they were around only with old
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kalasnikovs. this radio was their only connection to the outside world. they said they heard the government messages encouraging them to come out. it took years to build the confidhe knew to run away. the soldiers have been based here for about five years. they say there is only a few hundred lra left now but many are too scared to come out after years or even decades of living in fear. so they continue to survive by looting, killing, and stealing. the conflict lasted nearly 30 years so for the people living in the affected areas they hope that one day soon, they can finally, be brought to a close. the abductees here will soon be taken home. apo and his krarmz will be probably granted amnesty. malcolm webb in the centralvan republic. >> in china, five protest leaders were charged withmine crimes after leading thousands of people in a pro-democracy rally. organizers say half a million people gathered in hong kong tuesday to demand greater
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political reforms. they believe mainland china's communist government is harassing the protest leaders. dmoj straightors say beijing is not keep its promise to introduce democratic changes. in germany, media reports say police arrested a german man suspected of spying for the united states. german chancellor angela merkel would not comment on whether he is a german spy and the government won't confirm any details. the country's relationship with the u.s. took a hit when it was revealed the nsa had tapped merkel's cell phone. >> the former spokesman for prime minister david cameron has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. andy colsoun allowed journalits to hack phones. he was the editor of the now defunct "news of the world" from 2003 to 2007. he was the only one found guilty out of the seven employees charged. the trial was the longest and most expensei in british history . in argentina, the government
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is trying to tackle concerns over poor auto sales. the industry is seen as a gauge of how well the questieconomy i doing. new figures show auto sales dropped by almost a yar by last year. daniel schweimler reports on what's gone wrong. >> to see the roads around buenus air easy with new vehicles, it's difficult to believe that the industry is in crisis. last year, argentines bought almost a million new vehicles, a national record. this year, sales have slumped drastically and workers are being laid off. >> translator: the problem comes from the way in which workers have been sus spevenlded by the company. we are sdoerptd by way arrest this workers are being treated. the company is refusing to discuss the alternative proposals we have put forward and are not conforming to the labor laws. >> this was a vehicle accessory factory near buenas aires where
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workers are locked out due to falling sales. the government ordered they should get their jobs back but a stand-off continues. >> the performance of the motor industries is seen by many as a measure of how the wider argentine economy is doing. theity industry is going through a difficult period t and many fear troubled times ahead. we asked many companies for interviews. they all said, no, not at this delicate time. >> sales of all vehicles this year have fallen by 30% due to a new tax on luxury models, a 15% devaluation of the peso, rising fuel costs and a fail in sales in neighboring brazil. the president opened this honda plant near buenas aires in 2011. they have just suspended production for a month since their sales have dropped by 34%.
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no one from any of the main producers or the auto industry granted our repeated request for an interview. some saying the situation was too delicate. disgruntled workers have plenty to say. >> translator: we want to make it clear that we are against what the company is doing. it's not carrying out the obligat tory conciliation procedure. it's complicating the conflict trying to find another way out because we know the power these multi-nationals have. >> reporter: about 12,000 of argentina's 100,000 workers in industry have been suspended. 200,000 vehicles remain unsold. for both argentina's auto industry and the industries that rely on it, the road ahead is looking very troubled. daniel schweimler, al jazeera. >> a recent outbreak of salmonella, that and more stories around america? >> foster farms is recalling chicken with the use of or
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freeze by date ranging from march 21st to march 29th. the products were produced in the company's fresno facilities and health officials say the illness that prompted the recall is tied to a 10-year-old boy in california. the child was hospitalized. fourth of july celebrations are cancelled in san diego county and nearby wildfire has destroyed two homes and is threatening hundreds more. a fire in napa county also burned two houses and spread to six square miles. police interviewed another person of interest about the recent burbon street shooting. so far, they haven't arrested anyone. another man was questioned in the case earlier this week. 10 people were shot this past weekend. one person died and the shooting was caught on camera. a texas ranch accidentally discovered marijuana growing on his land. $2 million worth of it or 5,000 plants in a wooded area. the ranch recently bought the land to graze cattle. authorities are investigating
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who could be responsible for the secret growing operation. today marks the 75th anniversary sys lou gehrig's speech. at age 36 on july 4th, '75 years ago, he delivered these famous words to fans. >> today,ty consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth. >> he died just two years later, and today, players from every major league baseball team are paying tribute to the hall of famer reciting his famous speech in a video that will play in ballparks across the country. >> which of you wouldn't consider it the highlight of his career just to associate with that for one day? sure. i am lucky. i close in saying, i might have been given a bad break but i have an awful lot to live for. >> he played 2,130 games in a row until he was physically unable to play any more, thomas.
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>> speech is just an amazing speech. >> such a moving speech. a speech that almost didn't happen because he was so overcome by smokes but he wiped his eyes and he continued on. >> he certainly did. >> thank you. the new technique of acid fracking is causing protests in florida's everglades. why some say it's a danger to public health. and we are going to talk to one of team u.s.a.'s youngest places to play at the world cup. why some say he is the future of the team.
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♪ hawaii's language and culture is wideley celebrated on the islands now. however, the teaching of hawaiian was banned after the kingdom of hawaii was over thrown and the land annexed by the united states. it's this history of c colonization that those with native hawaiian ancestry like bill fernandes hope will be addressed by the formation of a native hawaiian government similar to those of native american tribes in the mainland u.s. >> if you have a legal entity, it can pursue the rights that have been lost as a consequence of colonization. >> over a year and a half, tennessee of thousands of native hawaiians like bill signed up on an electoral role that will elect that government. suddenly the entire framework of hawaiian self determination within the u.s. was questioned by the head of the state agency administering the process. >> in a letter to the state
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department in may, the ceo of the office of hawaiian affairs questioned the international legality of hawaii as the u.s.'s 50th state and he asked whether he had incurred criminal liability under international law. hawaii's queen was over thrown in 1893 at the urging of the island's sugar barrons and with the help of washington. it had long been an internationally recognized so far written nation unlike the native american priebz, no treaty was signed consenting to u.s. oversight and dependency. for those who long highlighted hawaii's distinction history of c colonization, it has been welcomed. >> what you are looking at is the u.s. and the state of hawaii trying to pretend that none of this happened, that what we are actually -- what we are as native people, the best we can hope for is to be native americans under the governing power of the united states. and hawaiians simply, and a
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growing number of haynes are simply saying, that's just not true. >> that's not who we are. >> that's not who we were then. and we should and can have our country back. >> even for those who are determined to see a native governing entity formed within the u.s., the recent rediscover of hawaiian history is welcome. >> our history had been written by, you know, westerners who would have had us all but forget that there was no annexation and that there was an illegal overthrow. and so when you start to step in to more of your population understanding their history, then they start to ask: okay. so what are we going to do next? >> that's what worries bill fernandes who thought the time had finally, come for hawaiian self determination within the u.s.a. . >> you have to accept the reality that you have been col onized. so what do you do? you must find a means to work within the existing system. >> but in attempting to
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consolidate that system, unprecedented discussion is now underway on its validity. aj, hawaii. >> a new technique for fracking is causing controversy in florida. officials in collier county say acid fracking where acid is injected to dissolve limestone could be a danger to public health. the issue started back in december when a texas company began operations near naples, close to the everglades. the county couldn't shut them down. now, they are taking the state to court for failing to regulate the work. i will bring in madeline stano, a staff attorney forays, poverty and the environment. thank you? >> thank you for having me. >> drilling isn't new to the florida everglades. this goes back about sent years but now we are learning about the dangers. what are some of those concerns? >> absolutely. well, the process of acidizing fracking involves injecting hundreds of chemicals, including hydro coloric and hydro coloric
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acid, deep into the ground. those chemicals are cars inogenic and released into the water and air and produce health concerns including cardiovascular sdeerz, rare cancers, problems with immune deficiencies, et cetera, in addition to the ecological risk of drilling so close to florida's lawns, the everglades, incredibly essential and vibrant part of the health and tourism of florida. >> you can understand why some don't want this to continue. the state, as i mentioned, tried to put a stop to it. the fracking company paid a fine. they continue their operations. this begs the question: are government officials simply not putting up a strong enough fight? >> unfortunately, they are in a bad position to do so because of the absence of federal leadership on fracking. in 2005, with the energy policy act, congress really promoted domestic energy, extreme
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domestic energy production by fracking at all costs, exempting it from federal environmental laws. states like florida are trying to play catch-up and they are going against the largest and most powerful industry in the world. >> here you have call year county where this acid fracking is taking place. it seems to be the hardest, fighting the hardest against these operations. do they have any additional recourse here? >> absolutely. it's an incredibly inspiring story out of collier county one that is like many across the country as local communities are using their... >> seems to be having a few technical issues. we certainly do apologize. if we get madeline stano back, we will go back to here we apologize for that. next, we talk to one of the u.s.a.'s youngest world cup team members. why some say 20-year-old andre is the future of the squad. stay with us.
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welcome back. the world's most famous cycling race takes off tomorrow leaving england and across the english country side for three days. barn bephillips reports. ♪ ciling has traditionally been a genteel activity in ilkley but everyone is excited the tour de france is coming to town. >> lots of people are taking a week off work to experience it, to go cycling every day to getting on all of the things that are takesing place. >> i have been to france a few times and never imagined that we would see it coming past the house i live in. it goes past the house. >> they are off. not quite at the same speed as the real race but with no less spirit. adam evans has invested 1 and a half million dollar on by silks and equipment in his shop. he has taken a risk but many of the british who have taken up
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cycling in recent years are prepared to spend a lot of money on their new hobby. >> they say cycling is the new golf. a lot of our customers and businessmen are very successful, possibly wealthy busy men doing as much business on the bikes as in offices. people did do business on the golf courses. no now. the excitement around the tour de france is attracting a new generation. it does seem as if britain's love affair with cycling is set to grow and grow. >> the tour will go right through the middle of ilkley. the seats on this platform have gone to the winners of a ralph. what will they or anyone actually see bikers will go bio a pel ton and then it's all over. the tour de france will leave yorkshire behind. in the meantime, this quint essential corner of england has turned,w, rather french. barn bephillips, al jazeera,
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ilkley. brazil is trying to press its home field advantage against colombia and stay alive. brazil leads 1-nothing after one-half of play. the winner will face germany who advanced to the semifinals by defeating france one-nothing earlier today. more from brazil. 1-nothing earlier today. more from brazil. >> fans started pouring in hours before the kickoff even began. for the brazil sued you can tell how this is going to be a home match for them gib that the overwhelming majority of the fans, as you can imagine here at the stadium are brazil fans. this being the first world cup being held back in brazil in over 50 years now. but for the columbian side, they have had an incredible tournament. this is the deepest they have ever been. we have been talking to people who have been taking last
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minutes flights to be here. we think there are more than 10,000 columbiaians here for this match, a match that is shaping up to be a classic if both sides wants to win desperately. the men's soccer team may have been knocked out of the world cup too soon for some fans but today, they are returning home as heroes. earlier, i spoke with one of the youngest players on the team. diandre is just 20 years old. we talked about his world cup debut. >> it was incredible just to be able to represent my country in the world's biggest stage was a dream come through. it is a dream i have had since i was little. i was glad it was able to be made true especially at such a young age. a couple of years ago, you made that transition to professional. >> about a year and a half ago and then it's been awild ride. i have family support and my friends supporting me. so they have made it pretty easy on me and, you know, just looking to continue what i am
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doing and, you know, now hopefully win an mls cup with seattle. >> that's the next big focus. >> watching you, you have the energy. your play was amazing. how do you think you played? >> i think i played pretty well. you know, especially for my first time on that kind of stage. i definitely was nervous at first but i think once i goes the confidence, the first pass down, everything didn't become easy but i was definitely a little more relaxed. >> you were nervous? >> a little bit nervous, yeah. yeah. yeah. when my name first got called to go, definitely butterflies were moving around a little bit. >> moving faster? it didn't show. what was it like at that moment when you guys fell short, you were knocked out? >> pretty heart breaking at that moment. you know, right after the game i remember i just kind of fell on my knees and put my hid to the ground. it kills you, you know, to know that you were so close. but, you know, now you have to wait another four years and you
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have to go through all of the qualifying again. so, it's crazy. it's crazy how much of an effect it can have on you. yes think it would hurt that much. but, you know, now coming back and seeing the support we have, actually, i know we made this country proud. so, you know, i am excited about it. >> are you surprised by the gain in momentum among u.s. fans? it has grown ramdz. the u.s. is starting to become a soccer country. we have players like, you know, tim cahill, terri en rick e, robby ken, clint dempsey. dafoe coming to the mls. that's strakaing people. the play is getting better. you know, i think it would be great if, you know, all of the people that were kind of world cup fans for the u.s. team supporting them who don't watch soccer would follow an mls team.
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pick your team and choose one and go support them. i think they would have a great time. >> andrate with a very bright future that. will do it for this hour. i am thomas drayton in new york. inside story is coming up next. have a safe and fun fourth of july. a supreme court marked by big and fascinating decisions and annub number of nam rulings. latest is in the books. the it's the "inside story." "hello. i am ray suarez. the 2013 to